Inked Up Inspo: 25 Meaningful Quotes for Your Next (Or First) Tattoo

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If you’re looking for some choice words for your next (or your first) tattoo, look no further. This article shares a list of tattoo quotes from inspiring people in the yoga, literature, spirituality and mindfulness worlds.

For many, tattoos are a form of self-expression and can be a sacred, special sentiment of what matters most, your passion, beliefs and things you want to keep near and dear.

So without further ado, here are 25 quotes for your next tattoo inspiration.
 
 

Here Are 25 Tattoo Quotes Worth the Ultimate Inscription:

 
 
1. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

2. “All problems are illusions of the mind.” – Eckhart Tolle

 
3. “Joy and life exist nowhere but the present.” – Maxine Hong Kingston

4. “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – Bhagavad Gita

5. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
 

6. “There are two great days in a person’s life. The day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay

 
7. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” – Sylvia Plath

8. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” – Lao Tzu

9. “We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni

10. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi
 

11. “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” – Ram Dass

 
12. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost
 

 
 
13. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson
 

14. “My religion is kindness.” – The Dalai Lama

 
15. Memento Mori (Latin proverb that means “Remember that you have to die.”)

16. “You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” – Annie Dillard

17. “Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” – Andre Gide
 

18. “You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” – Rumi

 
19. “Growth is the only evidence of life.” – John Henry Newman

20. “No mud, no lotus.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

21. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
 

22. “Let it be.” – The Beatles

 
23. “The best and most beautiful things in the world can’t be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

24. “Wisdom is welcome, wherever it comes from.” – Bandamanna (Icelandic) Saga

25. “Love the life you live, and live the life you love.” – Bob Marley
 
 

With All This Tattoo Inspiration, Which Tattoo Quote Will You Choose?

If you’ve been holding off or holding out, hopefully this collection of tattoo quotes will get you one step closer to beautifying your body.

If any of these words spoke to you, sounds like it’s time to go from tattoo inspiration to inked reality!

Looking for more tattoo inspiration? Check out these 20 Sanskrit Words and Phrases That Make the Perfect Yoga Tattoos

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Johnny Jedi

Johnny was born in Rasario, Argentina and moved to the Big Apple when he was a teenager. There he found his three passions: yoga, writing and his pet chinchilla Henry. And yes, you guessed it, Johnny likes Star Wars.

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